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Goliath Awaits (1981)

During World War II, the passenger liner Goliath is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Connor

Writers:

Richard M. Bluel (teleplay) (as Richard Bluel), Pat Fielder (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Albert ... Adm. Wiley Sloan
John Carradine ... Ronald Bentley
Alex Cord ... Dr. Sam Marlowe
Robert Forster ... Cmdr. Jeff Selkirk
Frank Gorshin ... Dan Wesker
Mark Harmon ... Peter Cabot
Christopher Lee ... John McKenzie
Jean Marsh ... Dr. Goldman
John McIntire ... Sen. Oliver Bartholomew
Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Sarah Bartholomew
Duncan Regehr ... Paul Ryker
Emma Samms ... Lea McKenzie
Alan Fudge ... Lew Bascomb
George Innes ... Dave Winter
John Ratzenberger ... Bill Sweeney
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Storyline

During World War II, the passenger liner Goliath is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades they build a rigidly regulated society completely isolated from the surface world, until in contemporary times a diving team begins to explore the wreck. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Miracle of survival or underwater hell? See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Goliat' czeka See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some of the footage of the sinking of the R.M.S. Goliath were taken from the movies The Last Voyage (1960) and Torpedo Run (1958). See more »

Goofs

When the ship "Goliath" is sunk in the opening sequence it shows the ship broken and sinking in two equal halves, each tilted about 40° toward what had been the ship's midpoint and many yards apart with debris pouring from each ruptured section. In the next sequence when the ship is viewed with a sonar scanner the ship is one piece. See more »

Quotes

Peter Cabot: Then you tell me why no one has challenged him to change his system.
Paul Ryker: How? With armed guards walking around & people believing how great he is? You'd end up in jail if you did. Like me. Or worse. You suddenly die of an affliction peculiar to Goliath. Mysterious affliction called Palmer's disease. And always fatal.
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Alternate Versions

Released on video at 110 minutes. See more »

Connections

Edited from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

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Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
Performed by the Ovaltineys
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A Classic
29 November 2009 | by shua22See all my reviews

WPIX (Channel 11 in NYC) used to show this movie when I was a kid and I always loved it. WPIX had all those schlocky graphics for their 8 O'clock movie. I also recall them showing this on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. I think I saw it about 4 times in total.

Fascinating story.

I haven't seen it in 20 years probably but would love to see it again.

I loved the music -- there was some big band numbers that they tended to repeat over and over again -- presumably because they were the only songs they knew how to play.

I seem to recall the production quality was a bit weak but it was pure fantasy so who really cared.


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